An annual tradition now in its fourth year, Oris has announced its 2023 Hölstein Edition: an Aquis diver with a purple dial.
Every year on June 1, Oris releases a 250-piece limited edition to celebrate the registration of its company in its hometown of Hölstein, Switzerland, on June 1, 1904. For the first time, Oris has turned to its best-selling Aquis diver for the honor. The vibrant purple dial is the headline, but this Aquis Hölstein Edition also has another tweak that purists will love: it’s the first Aquis with no date.
Other than the purple dial and lack of a date window, this Aquis is an Aquis: 41.5mm diameter, grey ceramic bezel insert, steel case, and bracelet. It’s powered by Oris’ own caliber 400 with a five-day power reserve for which Oris promises 10-year service intervals and provides a 10-year warranty.
On the reverse of the case is an engraved limited-edition number alongside a printed illustration of the Oris Bear dressed in scuba gear. While a cheeky inclusion, the graphic does reference the diving capabilities of the watch, which is water resistant up to 300 meters.
Making a notable debut for the brand is the vibrant violet hue that washes over its dial. The purple surface is an uninterrupted backdrop for silver-tone hands and indices that are all filled with Super-LumiNova® for ultimate legibility. The bright hue of the dial really is its centerpiece, as the brand opts for a quite simplified layout exempt of complication or frill.
Production of the Oris Aquis Hölstein Edition is limited to 250 pieces, with pricing for each marked at approximately $4,440 when converted to USD.